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Stompy9999

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First Screenshot:


I didn't think I could get the tile code up and running so fast, but I did.

Then again, the code for levels is almost identical to that used in Bob. There are a few changes though:

1. I've updated it to use my new game engine for drawing the level.

2. I've added scrolling backgrounds.

3. Made the level size much bigger. Where in Bob a level was 150 tiles across, a level in this game is 500 tiles across.

The scrolling backgrounds are done by simply taking a normal background and making it repeat over and over again. The result is suprisingly good. The screenshot shows a background that is scrolled, but it looks seamless.

One thing I've been meaning to do is to create Level code where the Level size isn't hard coded into the game, but I'll do that later.

Another great thing I realized is that I can now pretty much copy the player code from Bob and add the ability to shoot.

The game will star Stompy, so hopefully I'll have a screenshot of him in the game tomorrow.

I'm currently calling the game just "Stompy", but I'm going to come up with a new name. I came up with this idea awhile ago, at the time I was going to call it "Stompy's Revenge", as a reference to the Metal Gear game, "Snake's Revenge". I must have a strange sense of humor, because I find it funny whenever "Revenge" is in the title of anything.

On a totally unrelated note, Countdown to Star Wars demo.
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You should try adding parallax scrolling. It's super easy and adds alot to the look of a platformer. (If you look back at your comments for BlockyMan, I did a very simple version in just a couple lines of code there.)

Also, make sure you add vertical scrolling. Either by ladders moving you up/down, or scrolling like Super Mario 3. That was something that felt missing in Blocky and Bob.

Good luck. :)

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I'll give it a try, it shouldn't be too hard with my new code.

About vertical scrolling, I'll probably be adding it later on in development. I've already planned the first levels so that they will be purely side scrolling. However, later on there will be a level that is purely vertical scrolling, where Stompy climbs a tower. Most of the levels will feature both, though.

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I know it's only supposed to be lazy programmers art, but what the hell is with the windows? Really that was the first thing I saw, they should at least be the same size.

Anyway, good luck.

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I know it's only supposed to be lazy programmers art, but what the hell is with the windows? Really that was the first thing I saw, they should at least be the same size.

Anyway, good luck.


You're completely right, I'm just being lazy. Luckily it's something that I can easily fix later, which I will.

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